Over the weekend, former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake came out on top in a straw poll for the Republican vice presidential pick during the Conservative Action Political Conference.
The poll results showed that Lake topped the field of 28 candidates with 20 percent of the vote, beating former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley as well as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis received 14 percent of the vote, and Haley, who announced her bid for the White House last month, won 10 percent.
Lake was a featured speaker at CPAC’s Ronald Reagan Dinner over the weekend and has continued to fight her loss in the governor’s race last November, challenging the election results in court.
The official campaign Twitter account for Lake responded to the poll results, suggesting that she’d be unable to serve in the role.
“We’re flattered, but unfortunately our legal team says the Constitution won’t allow for her to serve as Governor and VP at the same time,” it said.
Some of the other Republicans listed in the field included Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
However, only two other potential candidates received more than five percent of the vote, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who has declared his campaign for presidency. Both received six percent of the overall votes.
The CPAC straw poll for the presidency was handily won by former President Donald Trump, with 62 percent of the vote, while DeSantis came in second place with 20 percent of the vote.
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